Handmade scratched surface silver ring

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Stories of Silver and Silk

Thailand
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Stories was created to unveil traditions, knowledge, heritage and creativity. We offer our customers unique and innovative handmade creations made from local materials and crafted by local artisans. We are committed to support and preserve local arts and re-contextualize the traditions into ...

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Handmade scratched surface silver ring

This wide-band ring is slightly concave in profile (bracket-shape, so not full profile like a donut) and is therefore quite lightweight despite the looks. The surface is etched with the so-called "cat fur" scratching technique that is typically used by the Karen hill tribe silversmiths. Our products are handcrafted in 95-98% Silver by Thai Karen hill-tribe artisans. The ... Read more

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This wide-band ring is slightly concave in profile (bracket-shape, so not full profile like a donut) and is therefore quite lightweight despite the looks. The surface is etched with the so-called "cat fur" scratching technique that is typically used by the Karen hill tribe silversmiths. Our products are handcrafted in 95-98% Silver by Thai Karen hill-tribe artisans. The Karen are a group of ethnic peoples who reside primarily in southern and southeastern Burma and in northern and north-eastern Thailand. Thai and Burmese hill tribes can be traced back to the 12th century when they are said to have originated from Tibet. With a higher silver content than sterling silver, Karen silver has a weight, bright satin color and feel, all of its own. Every piece is handmade and individual. The shape of the base is made from 1mm thick silver leaf and is 9mm High. The ring is simple and modern, suitable for everyday use, for both men and women. We can make this ring and have it shipped in about 2 weeks after ordering. We usually make sizes 6,7,8 and 9; however, let us know in case you need the size personalized for smaller, bigger or in-between sizes. Please don't forget to add your size in the comment box while ordering! Height: 9 mm Thickness of The ring base: 1 mm Weight: 6.45 g